Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 1, 2013
Nov 1, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 1, 2013

HTML EMBED:
COPY

AT&T has been making noises about wanting to expand in a big way in Europe. There's speculation that the takeover target would be Vodaphone, which has a long reach across Europe, the Middle East, and beyond. But if this is AT&T's secret dream, there are another three letters it has to worry about: NSA. President Obama's pick to lead the Federal Reserve is Janet Yellen. She will be on Capitol Hill next week, meeting with lawmakers. Current Chairman Ben Bernanke's term is almost over, and economists have started reflecting on his legacy. And, this weekend Starbucks will begin selling its coffee in red cups again. Specialty drinks are the sort of upgrades that pour extra money into the pockets of Starbucks and its competitors.

Segments From this episode

Starbucks red cups runneth over with holiday cheer (and wide profit margins)

Nov 1, 2013
The holiday season is lucrative for Starbucks -- because of the flavored drinks sold in those red cups.

Uncle Ben's secret recipe: Open the Fed's cookbook

Nov 1, 2013
Ben Bernanke's legacy at the Federal Reserve may be about the financial crisis -- and a new era of transparency.

Hands off that iPad, flyers. For just a bit longer.

Nov 1, 2013
The FAA needs to give airline-by-airline approval before you can play "Angry Birds" during takeoff.

For the working poor, food stamp cuts mean living with a lot less

Nov 1, 2013
Starting today, Americans will get less in foods stamp assistance. We talk to one of them.

NSA blowing it for AT&T's European aspirations

Nov 1, 2013
AT&T reportedly wants to go global and buy the U.K.'s Vodafone. But revelations about the NSA tapping European data may complicate its plans.

PODCAST: Food stamp recipients living with less

Nov 1, 2013
Starting today, Americans will get less in foods stamp assistance. We talk to one of them. And, the FAA needs to give airline-by-airline approval before you can play "Angry Birds" during takeoff.

AT&T has been making noises about wanting to expand in a big way in Europe. There’s speculation that the takeover target would be Vodaphone, which has a long reach across Europe, the Middle East, and beyond. But if this is AT&T’s secret dream, there are another three letters it has to worry about: NSA. President Obama’s pick to lead the Federal Reserve is Janet Yellen. She will be on Capitol Hill next week, meeting with lawmakers. Current Chairman Ben Bernanke’s term is almost over, and economists have started reflecting on his legacy. And, this weekend Starbucks will begin selling its coffee in red cups again. Specialty drinks are the sort of upgrades that pour extra money into the pockets of Starbucks and its competitors.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC